We were building an app that needed to access AzureML via an Android phone app. Quickly, it became clear that we were integrating a lot of different moving parts: Android, Java, AzureML. How did we do it?
Following on from my earlier blog post, discussing Accounting Ratios, let's take a look at a specific set: Profitability Ratios.Profitability Ratios can be defined as understanding the effectiveness of the company in generating profit. In this blog post, we will concentrate on profitability ratios, working our way around the flow chart presented here: The formula… Continue reading Financial Storytelling and Data Storytelling with Profitability Ratios
I'm conducting some mentoring for #TeensInAI at the BBC Studios in London today with Acorn Aspirations. I'm working with a group, and we are creating an app that uses various technologies, such as Android mobile studio, Java, AzureML and Swagger. It wasn't immediately obvious where to find the Swagger JSON file for deploying as part… Continue reading Getting the Swagger.JSON file from #AzureML
Diversity, for me, also includes types of people. Some people can win through noise and sheer stamina for arguing a point, but that can really switch off introverts. It's important to try and look through other people's lenses. Just because they don't respond like you, doesn't mean that they are wrong. It just means that… Continue reading Introverted and fancy some quiet no-pressure chatting over a bite to eat? Join me for breakfast or lunch at #MSIgnite
I want to try and attract, recruit and retain people from diverse and different backgrounds, into technology careers and technical community. I believe that Diversity and Inclusion is a positive asset. However, it can be cast in terms of the negative 'Code of Conduct'. I see a CoC as leading on from a Decency Charter.… Continue reading Decency Charter for Technical Communities
As a consultant, I think it's important to understand the numbers that make up a business. It means I can provide better advice to my customers since I can read their balance sheets, understand their financial statements, and translate these numbers into effective data visualization in tools such as Tableau and Power BI. There are… Continue reading Financial Storytelling and Data Storytelling in #PowerBI
Do you need to do some back-end work to secure your WordPress site on Azure? If so, you will need to do some back-end work using an FTP facility, such a FileZilla. You will need: ftp site username password So let's get to it! Finding the FTP and FTPS site details for Azure WordPress… Continue reading Accessing the Azure WordPress Installation using FTP
Diversity myopia: what it is, and why it's wrong.
This is a personal blog and it is from the heart. This incident is separate from the MeToo incident that I wrote about previously. When I was 24, I moved to Aberdeen, in Scotland, to start a new postgraduate degree in Artificial Intelligence. On my last night in my home town before I left to go… Continue reading Why is it so difficult to report harassment, and what can you do to help?
I have ported my Data Relish company website over to Azure. It isn't finished yet, and I'm making the final touches. I'm using WordPress on Azure and it's been good experience in understanding how the moving parts of Azure, Office 365 and WordPress all hang together. In trying to update Elementor Pro, I got the… Continue reading Fixing ‘Could not create Directory’ in Azure WordPress installation of Elementor Pro
What is motivation? Willingness to exert high levels of effort toward organizational goals, conditioned by the effort’s ability to satisfy some individual need or desire (Robbins, p.168). Motivation is studied in terms of how it refers to other things, such as needs, drives, goals, incentives of disincentives. (McKenna, E., 1996). Work motivation can be described as… Continue reading Motivating Teams and Individuals: Reward Systems
I'm speaking at #ITDevConnections 2018! Join me in Dallas and learn on topics such as: Blockchain Demystified for Business Intelligence Professionals Data Analytics with Azure Cosmos Schema-less Data and Power BI R in Power BI for Absolute Beginners There is also a Women in Technology lunch and I'm excited about that, too! Join me in… Continue reading I’m speaking at #ITDevConnections 2018!